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Yakushima Experience - Private Tour
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We are a private tour company showcasing Yakushima Island`s full range of island, forest and mountain tours. We can cater to short easy guided tours to multi-day hiking in the alpine region. We also specialise in Island Sights Tours which are fully...more
Yakushima, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 997-46-3075
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Yakushima last month and booked a day with Yakushima Experience. Cameron collected us from our ryokan at 9am and drove us up to the Yakusugi Land. We had a really great 3 hour hike, shared Cameron's bento box and swapped life stories....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Giles H
Reviewed October 24, 2018

There were 5 of us in our family group. We only had one day to attempt to see the highlights of this island. Cameron did not disappoint. We saw waterfalls. We saw the tiny deer and the monkeys. We saw the cedars. We had ice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

I and my family spent two full days in Yakushima and thanks to Cameron, Satono and their collaborators it was a really wonderful experience. It was certainly something very unique that my family and I will never forget. We did the Island Tour, Yakusugi Land...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

If you want to make the most of limited time in Yakushima, I highly recommend Yakushima Experience. My husband and I spent a day with Cameron on the island secrets round-trip day tour; we truly feel like we saw the best of the island —...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate M
YakushimaCam2011, Owner at Yakushima Experience - Private Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Arigatou Kate and Nick! With the Japanese summer heat river and ocean action is a must!

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

A quick shout out to Cameron and his team for an amazing two days on the island. The itinerary for the round island day trip gave us unique insights into local life and we got to experience the best the island has to offer -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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YakushimaCam2011, Owner at Yakushima Experience - Private Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thanks guys... It is a lifestyle choice!!

Reviewed May 31, 2018

Hands down a great experience. The tour with Cameron was more like visiting your old friend in their area. Cameron is incredibly friendly and able to provide so much knowledge about the area and culture. He takes into consideration your athleticism and recommends the most...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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YakushimaCam2011, Owner at Yakushima Experience - Private Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thank you for your lovely words! Guiding in a beautiful island like Yakushima is a pleasure. Half of my duty is to share the island, the other half is to be a caretaker of this special place... Arigatou!

Reviewed May 25, 2018

Our time with Cameron on Yakushima was quite delightful, despite the very wet weather. From the moment he met us at the Hydrofoil terminal he was ready to impart his extensive knowledge about the island, its flora, fauna, history with patience and good humour. Our...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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YakushimaCam2011, Owner at Yakushima Experience - Private Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018


Reviewed November 2, 2017

Just got back from a trip to Japan, and to the island of Yakushima. While there, our tour company had booked us on a morning's hike with Cameron's company - Yakushima Experience. Despite the rain, we had a great morning with him. He arrived at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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YakushimaCam2011, Owner at Yakushima Experience - Private Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

There are over 600 types of moss in Yakushima.... I only know a handful! Learning the rest should keep me busy for many years ahead!!

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This world heritage listed area is one of great national beauty largely unknown to westerners. We were guided by Cameron Joyce a kiwi living locally. Cameron has walked the great tracks of NZ and is now turning this global wonderland into a fascinating day out....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I joined a day trip to Shiratani Unsuikyo with friend, we had such a wonderful hiking experience. Owner Cameron is super friendly and knowledgeable that he explained all the must see spots in details. He recommended a less busy course to us and the scenery...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Amanda A
April 21, 2018|
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Response from YakushimaCam2011 | Property representative |
Hi Amanda... A fantastic source of info is the Yakumonkey ebook.